The court in Amsterdam rejected all three of PVV leader Geert Wilders' requests during the second, very short, pre-trial hearing in the hate speech trial against him. Wilders' lawyer demanded that the trial be suspended while a document leak is investigated, that one of the judges step down and that a number of expert witnesses be questioned.
A second pre-trial hearing in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders is scheduled for Thursday. During the hearing the court is will decide on a number of requests the PVV leader made
On Wednesday the court in The Hague ruled that the earlier sentences against the so-called Breda Six will be upheld. The three men and three women were previously sentenced to prison time for the robbery and murder of "Oma Gok" in Breda in 1993.
On Thursday former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans must defend himself against accusations that he was an accessory to murder, war crimes and genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.
Investigators have discovered new evidence in the Deventer murder case of 1999. The Volkskrant reports on the basis of information from a confidential report from the investigation.
Geert Wilders is seriously considering that he could be criminally prosecuted for his call for "fewer" Moroccans. The PVV-leader is now readying himself for any lawful action planned against him, and has already got lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops in his corner.